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2011 2012 SEASON


Dear Friends, For 32 years, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance has been a shining example of what a community can accomplish by working together. This nationallyacclaimed collaboration between Brenau University, Gainesville State College and the people of northeast Georgia has produced hundreds of highlyskilled theatre artists and thousands of memorable performances. GTA asks you to “come to life,” not just by joining your neighbors to experience a live performance, but also by using a hungry mind and open heart to fully engage with the story on stage. We strive to recharge your batteries so that you leave our theatre with a renewed passion for life. Quality theatre inspires us to live and love with more courage. I’m excited by the knowledge of what’s in store for you this season, and I can’t wait to see what you bring to the event. See you at the theatre,

Jim Hammond

Artistic and Managing Director

gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org 678.717.3624


Family Fun from WonderQuest

...GTA for Young Audiences!

James Henry Trotter is “the saddest and loneliest boy you could find” since losing his parents in a tragic rhinoceros accident and being forced to move in with his wicked Aunts, Spike and Sponger. See what happens when James accidentally spills the enchanted gift from a mysterious stranger at the foot of a tired peach tree! Join WonderQuest for this odd and magical journey with James and his unusual friends, through ocean and sky, in search of happiness. Tickets are $10-12 for adults and seniors, $7-8 for students and children, depending on seat location. Rated G September 30 - FREE Meet-the-Actors Reception October 2 - FREE Ice Cream Social following the performance

September 30 October 1, 2 & 7, 2011

at Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, Gainesville


November 8-19, 2011

at Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre It’s 1962, and change is in the air. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance show and is transformed overnight from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. Don’t miss this exciting dance extravaganza for the whole family. Tickets are $20-24 for adults, $18-22 for seniors and $14-16 for students. Rated PG-13

gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org 678.717.3624


February 14-25, 2012 This Tony Awardwinning adaptation of Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the Joad family’s epic journey to California in search of land, jobs and dignity. The Grapes of Wrath is a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the essential goodness and strength which resides in the heart of the “common man.” Tickets are $16-18 for adults, $14-16 for seniors and $10-12 for students. Rated PG

MainStage BONUS -- just $12!

at Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre

February 17-19, 21-25, 2012

“Can you spell ‘irresistible?’ Spelling Bee is riotously funny and remarkably ingenious,” says the New York Times. This hilarious musical celebrates six adolescent outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. All tickets for this MainStage Bonus are just $12, and performances are at Gainesville State’s Ed Cabell Theatre. Rated PG-13


April 10-21, 2012

at Gainesville State College’s Ed Cabell Theatre Ever wish you could take a break from the responsibilities of being you? Wilde’s two charming bachelors each enjoy a double life, running away from their societal duties and toward another glass of bubbly. But when they fall truly in love with two proper young ladies, keeping up appearances may be more than they can manage in one of the funniest comedies in the English language. Tickets are $16-18 for adults, $14-16 for seniors and $10-12 for students. Rated G

gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org 678.717.3624


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